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We performed a comparison between Camunda Platform and K2 based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Business Process Management (BPM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Camunda Platform vs. K2 report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"It's user friendly, much better than most tools I have seen.""The Camunda BPMN Platform is very flexible and gives several options to deploy and scale it.""It is simple to use. The user experience is very good.""I can use any other tools to create services and the UI, and then use them together with the Camunda BPMN engine.""Easy to use and easy to integrate into the products and applications we provide for our customers.""It is open-source. It supports microservice orchestration. This is what we are really interested in. We can customize our products depending on the use cases.""Camunda Platform has a very good interface for workflow and business process design.""The most valuable feature is the scheduling."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are that it's no code, it's very flexible, and it's easy to design.""The workflow engine of K2 is its main strength. Its workflow engine is probably one of the best, and that's the reason why Nintex bought K2. It can clearly handle any complex process or scenario. K2 is almost low-code. It is a no-code or low-code solution. You don't have to read a whole lot of code. It is pretty much GUI based. Their support is also excellent. The biggest advantage of K2 is SmartObjects, which allow you to separate the data from the application. It is a standalone application that allows you to build a data source from different places, which a lot of other applications also do. It is called SmartObjects technology, which is pretty powerful. If I have data from different applications, such as JD and ServiceNow, I can just create a SmartObject based on a data source and use it. I have some forms that have six, seven, or eight applications in a single form with data from different places.""The integration capabilities have been very useful."

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Cons
"Documentation can be improved.""Would be helpful if there were additional out-of-the-box activities.""I would like to see better pricing.""The user interface needs some polishing because it is too technical for end-users to use it.""There are a few things that I'm missing. For instance, the user interface creator, which I know other systems have, like Aurea or Lombardi, which are IBM solutions. The interface creator, including the data model creator or some module which would allow the users who are not programmers or business consultants and who are not technically skilled in database and Java programming, to create data models and user interfaces.""The business model could be easier to understand.""I have faced problems in bringing up the Cockpit in terms of GUI processes. I think that there is room for improvement in those areas.""It lacks some preset features and configurations which would make it more plug-and-play for customers."

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"The Workflow Designer needs improvement.""Currently, it's taking quite some time to deploy a package, it needs improvement""K2 is a workflow solution, and there is no RPA solution with K2. This is where K2 lacks a little bit. It is just a heavy workflow solution. It doesn't have a supplemental product like RPA. If you want to use RPA, you have to use Blue Prism, UIPath, or something else. If you use Nintex, it has an RPA solution. It is a form-based application, and they are doing everything electronically. The initial investment in K2 is heavy because it is a BPM software. It does not have a low cost because they charge you the same for one workflow or 100 workflows."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of this solution is better than some competing products."
  • "Licensing costs are anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 USD per year."
  • "We use the open-source version, which can be used at no cost."
  • "I think Camunda BPM can improve their licensing costs. It isn't easy to find clients with Camunda BPM licenses mainly because it's quite expensive."
  • "When compared with the proprietary products, the pricing costs are much less, even though it is an enterprise edition."
  • "There is an open-source version available, that in its core features (workflow and decision engine, modeler) is exactly the same as in the enterprise version."
  • "Generally, the price could be better, as well as the licensing fees."
  • "We pay for the license of this solution annually."
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  • "The initial investment in K2 is heavy. Currently, the expenditure is $28,000 for a year. After we go to the cloud, it is going to be per seat and probably cheaper. Currently, there are unlimited users."
  • "There is an initial fee when purchasing and a fee for maintenance afterward."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:One of the things we like best about Bonita is that you can create without coding - it is a low-code platform. With Bonita, you can build the entire mechanism using the GUI, it’s that simple. You can… more »
    Top Answer:Appian is fast when building simple to medium solutions. This solution offers simple drag-and-drop functionality with easy plug-and-play options. The initial setup was seamless and very easy to… more »
    Top Answer:Camunda Platform allows for visual demonstration and presentation of business process flows. The flexible Java-based option was a big win for us and allows for the integration of microservices very… more »
    Top Answer:The integration capabilities have been very useful.
    Top Answer:I am unsure of the exact pricing. Nintex acquired K2 in 2020 and there may be a shift in the cost structure. I can't speak directly to that, however.
    Top Answer:The Workflow Designer needs improvement. For example, when you design a workflow on K2, it shows the entire area between one action and another action. However, you should be able to see the structure… more »
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    Camunda BPM
    K2 blackpearl, K2 Five
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    Overview

    Camunda is the leader in process orchestration software. Our software helps orchestrate complex business processes that span people, systems, and devices. With Camunda, business users collaborate with developers to model and automate end-to-end processes using BPMN-powered flowcharts that run with the speed, scale, and resiliency required to compete in today’s digital-first world. Hundreds of enterprises such as Allianz, ING, and Vodafone design, automate, and improve mission-critical business processes with Camunda to drive digital transformation. To learn more visit camunda.com.

    K2's process automation platform helps your company grow and take automation to a new level. Tackle any business problem—large or small—and create an app to solve it, without writing lines of code.

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    Sample Customers
    24 Hour Fitness, Accruent, Allianz Indonesia, AT&T Inc., Atlassian, CSS Insurance, Deutsche Telekom, Generali, Provinzial NordWest Insurance Services, Swisscom AG, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, VHV Group, Zalando
    SEA Corp, Omnicom Group, Verizon, STIHL
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Government18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Camunda Platform vs. K2
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Camunda Platform vs. K2 and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Camunda Platform is ranked 1st in Business Process Management (BPM) with 33 reviews while K2 is ranked 12th in Business Process Management (BPM) with 3 reviews. Camunda Platform is rated 8.2, while K2 is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Camunda Platform writes "Highly valuable for orchestrating complex business processes, solving many problems, and making the business side understand what we are talking about". On the other hand, the top reviewer of K2 writes "A low-code solution that saves a lot of time and resources and has the best workflow engine and SmartObjects technology". Camunda Platform is most compared with Apache Airflow, Pega BPM, Bizagi, Bonita and IBM Business Automation Workflow, whereas K2 is most compared with Nintex Workflow, IBM BPM, Pega BPM, Appian and Bizagi. See our Camunda Platform vs. K2 report.

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